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Information Technology (Computer Science) / Law (2012)


Note: This course version applies only to students first enrolling in 2012.
WARNING: This course version is currently under review and is subject to change.


1. Overview

Course: Information Technology (Computer Science) / Law (2012)
CP Required: 288
Min FT Duration: 6.00 Years
Min PT Duration: 6.00 Years
Faculty/School: University Archive
Years Offered: 2014, 2013, 2012

2. Requirements

To qualify for the award of the pass degrees in the combined program, a candidate must complete 288 credit points, comprising:

(a) 144 credit points of Law units of study, of which 48 credit points are Combined Law compulsory units of study for years 1, 2 and 3 and are credited towards the requirements for both the Bachelor of Information Technology and the Bachelor of Laws; and

(b) 144 credit points of core units of study from the table of units for the Bachelor of Information Technology, appropriate to the stream the candidate is pursuing.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Information Technology: To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Information Technology, a candidate must complete 192 credit points comprising 48 credit points of Combined Law compulsory units of study for Years 1, 2 and 3 plus 144 credit points of core units of study from the table of units for the Bachelor of Information Technology, appropriate to the stream the candidate is pursuing, ensuring:

(i) no more than 72 credit points of junior (1000 level) units of study, and

(ii) at least 84 credit points of 3000-level or above units of study; and

(iii) at least 18 credit points of Mathematics and Statistics units of study, of which at least six credit points must be 2000 level or above.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Laws: To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Laws, a candidate must complete 144 credit points taken from the Faculty of Law Undergraduate Table, comprising:

(i) 102 credit points of compulsory units of study; and

(ii) 42 credit points of elective units of study, of which a maximum of 36 credit points are taken from Part 1 and a minimum of 6 credit points are taken from Part 2.

Degree resolutions are published in Faculty Handbooks at http://sydney.edu.au/handbooks

3. Semesters

Year 1 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
Core
6 ENGG1805: Professional Engineering and IT
Core
6 INFO1103: Introduction to Programming
Core
6 LAWS1006: Foundations of Law
Core
0 LAWS1013: Legal Research 1
Core
3 MATH1001: Differential Calculus
Core
3 MATH1002: Linear Algebra

Year 1 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
Core
6 ELEC1601: Introduction to Computer Systems
Core
6 INFO1105: Data Structures


Note: INFO1105 can be replaced by the more advanced alternative INFO1905 with department permission.
Core
6 LAWS1012: Torts
Core
3 MATH1003: Integral Calculus and Modelling
Core
3 MATH1005: Statistics

Year 2 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
Core
6 LAWS1014: Civil and Criminal Procedure


Note: Also available in Summer school.
Core
6 LAWS1015: Contracts


Note: Also available in Summer school.
Core
6 COMP2129: Operating Systems and Machine Principles
Core
6 INFO2120: Database Systems 1


Note: INFO2820 advanced version) can be taken as an alternative to INF2120 with departmental permission.
Core
6 MATH2069: Discrete Mathematics and Graph Theory


Note: Students must take at least 6 credit points of Level 2000 Maths. MATH2069 is recommended but may be replaced by another Level 2000 Maths unit.

Year 2 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
Core
6 LAWS1016: Criminal Law
Core
6 COMP2007: Algorithms and Complexity


Note: COMP2907 advanced version) can be taken as an alternative to COMP2007 with departmental permission.
Core
6 INFO2110: Systems Analysis and Modelling

Year 3 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
Core
6 LAWS1023: Public International Law
Core
6 INFO3402: Management of IT Projects and Systems
12 Select from Unit Block:
IT Level 3000 Selected Core Units


Note: At least 12 credit points must be taken from IT Level 3000 Selected Core units across the degree as a whole. These may be taken in first or second semester depending on the availability of the units chosen.

Year 3 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
Core
6 LAWS1017: Torts and Contracts II
Core
0 LAWS1019: Legal Research II
Core
6 LAWS1021: Public Law


Note: Also available in Summer school.
12 Select from Unit Block:
IT Level 5000 units


Note: At least 48 credit points of IT Level 5000 units must be taken across the degree as a whole.

Year 4 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
24 Select from Unit Block:
IT Level 5000 units


Note: Students in the Bachelor of Information Technology Honours program select INFO5993, INFO4991, INFO4992, INFO4999 across two consecutive semesters in place of 24 credit points of IT Level 5000 units.

Year 4 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
Core
12 INFO3600: Major Development Project (Advanced)
12 Select from Unit Block:
IT Level 5000 units


Note: Students in the Bachelor of Information Technology Honours program select INFO5993, INFO4991, INFO4992, INFO4999 across two consecutive semesters in place of 24 credit points of IT Level 5000 units.

Year 5 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
Core
6 LAWS2010: Administrative Law
Core
6 LAWS2011: Federal Constitutional Law
Core
6 LAWS2012: Intro to Property and Commercial Law
Core
6 LAWS2013: The Legal Profession

Year 5 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
Core
6 LAWS2014: Corporations Law
Core
6 LAWS2015: Equity
Core
6 LAWS2016: Evidence
Core
6 LAWS2017: Real Property

Year 6 - Semester 1

Type CP CP From
24 Select from Unit Block:
Law Electives

Note: 24 credit points from Semester 1 Senior Elective Units as listed in Law Faculty Handbook Table 1. See Law Faculty Handbook for more details: http://sydney.edu.au/handbooks/law/

Year 6 - Semester 2

Type CP CP From
24 Select from Unit Block:
Law Electives

Note: 24 credit points from Semester 2 Senior Elective Units as listed in Law Faculty Handbook Table 2. See Law Faculty Handbook for more details: http://sydney.edu.au/handbooks/law/

4. Pathways

Honours Program

Type CP CP From
Core
6 INFO4991: IT Research Thesis A
Core
12 INFO4992: IT Research Thesis B
Core
0 INFO4999: Computer Science Honours Result
Core
6 INFO5993: IT Research Methods

5. Unit Blocks

Block 1 - IT Level 3000 Selected Core Units (Min CP: 12,Max CP: 12)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
COMP3109 Programming Languages and Paradigms 6 Semester 2
COMP3308 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence 6 Semester 1
COMP3419 Graphics and Multimedia 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
COMP3456 Computational Methods for Life Sciences 6
COMP3520 Operating Systems Internals 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
COMP3608 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (Adv) 6 Semester 1
ELEC3506 Data Communications and the Internet 6 Semester 2
ELEC3609 Internet Software Platforms 6 Semester 2
INFO3220 Object Oriented Design 6 Semester 1
INFO3315 Human-Computer Interaction 6 Semester 2
INFO3404 Database Systems 2 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
INFO3504 Database Systems 2 (Adv) 6 Semester 2

Block 2 - IT Level 5000 units (Min CP: 48,Max CP: 48)

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
COMP5028 Object-Oriented Design 6
COMP5045 Computational Geometry 6 Semester 1
COMP5046 Natural Language Processing 6 Semester 1
COMP5047 Pervasive Computing 6 Semester 2
COMP5048 Visual Analytics 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
COMP5318 Machine Learning and Data Mining 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
COMP5338 Advanced Data Models 6 Semester 2
COMP5347 Web Application Development 6 Semester 1
COMP5348 Enterprise Scale Software Architecture 6 Semester 1
COMP5415 Multimedia Design and Authoring 6 Semester 2
COMP5416 Advanced Network Technologies 6 Semester 2
COMP5424 Information Technology in Biomedicine 6 Semester 1
COMP5425 Multimedia Retrieval 6 Semester 1
COMP5426 Parallel and Distributed Computing 6 Semester 1
COMP5456 Introduction to Bioinformatics [not running] 6 Semester 2
ELEC5508 Wireless Engineering 6 Semester 2
ELEC5509 Mobile Networks 6 Semester 1
ELEC5514 Networked Embedded Systems 6 Semester 2
ELEC5515 Gigabit Wireless Systems 6
ELEC5614 Real Time Computing 6 Semester 1
ELEC5615 Advanced Computer Architecture 6 Semester 1
ELEC5616 Computer and Network Security 6 Semester 1
ELEC5618 Software Quality Engineering 6 Semester 1
ELEC5619 Object Oriented Application Frameworks 6 Semester 2
INFO5991 Services Science Management and Engineering 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
INFO5992 Understanding IT Innovations 6 Semester 1
Semester 2
ISYS5050 Knowledge Management Systems 6 Semester 1

Note: A total of 48 credit points must be taken from these units.

Block 3 - IT Advanced Alternatives Units

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
COMP2907 Algorithms and Complexity (Advanced) 6 Semester 2
INFO1903 Informatics (Advanced) 6 Semester 1
INFO1905 Data Structures (Advanced) 6 Semester 2
INFO2820 Database Systems 1 (Advanced) 6 Semester 1
INFO3504 Database Systems 2 (Adv) 6 Semester 2

Note: These units are advanced versions of core undergraduate units and are taken in place of them. INFO1903, INFO1905, INFO2820, COMP2907 and INFO3404 are an advanced alternatives to INFO1103, INFO1105, INFO2120, COMP2007 and INFO3504 respectively. Department permission is required for enrollment each case.

Block 4 - Maths Level 1000 Units

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
MATH1001 Differential Calculus 3 Semester 1
Summer Main
MATH1002 Linear Algebra 3 Semester 1
Summer Main
MATH1003 Integral Calculus and Modelling 3 Semester 2
Summer Main
MATH1004 Discrete Mathematics 3 Semester 2
Summer Main
MATH1005 Statistics 3 Semester 2
Summer Main

Note: 12 credit points of Level 1001 Maths are required. MATH1001 and MATH1002 are recommended for Semester 1 and MATH1003 and MATH1005 for Semester 2.

Block 5 - Maths Level 2000 units

Unit Code Unit Name CP Sessions Offered
MATH2063 Math Computing and Nonlinear Systems 6 Semester 1
MATH2069 Discrete Mathematics and Graph Theory 6 Semester 1
STAT2012 Statistical Tests 6 Semester 2

Note: 6 credit points of Level 2000 Maths Units are required. MATHS2069 is recommended.

Block 6 - Law Electives (Min CP: 48,Max CP: 48)

Note: 24 credit points from Semester 1 Senior Elective Units as listed in Law Faculty Handbook Table 1. See Law Faculty Handbook for more details: http://sydney.edu.au/handbooks/law/